ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The generalized concept of sustainability can be regarded as "meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." Thinking about our energy-related behavior in a big context means recognizing that our choices have a profound effect on our global environment and our future. Support for sustainable energy technologies is a commitment to creative and responsible action.
The Workshop, as part and example of such actions, is being organized by the National Science Foundation and Georgia Tech Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development, with the help and support from National Renewable Energy Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories.
The main objective and purpose of the Workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and experts interested in the subjects related to sustainable energy technologies, to exchange information about the state-of-the-art research and education in those areas, and contribute to the development of roadmap documents that may have an impact on future research efforts and funding.
The program will encompass a variety of topics. Every major topic will be addressed by an expert, who will provide an extensive overview of the basic principles, implementations, on-going research, and trends in their respective topics. Additional speakers will discuss the same topics, presenting complementary themes in shorter presentations.
The workshop will be held in Atlanta, on the Georgia Tech campus, from November 29 - December 1, 2000. Participation is encouraged from academic institutions doing research in sustainable energy technologies and related issues, industry and research consortia, US government agencies doing research in sustainable energy, and any other interested companies of individuals.
Contributions are sought that address the above goals and, in particular, refer to any of the following topics:
Infrastructure: * Impact of Power Industry Deregulation * Dispersed Generation * Interface Issues/Technologies * Power Quality/Standards for Interconnection * Building Integration/ Energy Efficiency * International Issues/Implementation in Developing Countries * Education on Sustainable Energy Sources and Systems
Energy Technologies: * Photovoltaics * Wind * Fuel Cells * Geothermal * Nuclear
Additional topics proposed by the interested participants will also be given consideration and are encouraged by the Organizing Committee.
Presenters and participants in the discussions will be expected to provide copies of their presentations and/or white papers ahead of the Workshop. The discussions will be recorded, and the entire content of the workshop will be published on the web for wider dissemination.
REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Registration for the Workshop is free. It will include participation in all of the sessions, complimentary hardcopy of the workshop material, and participation in social events. The suitable affordable accommodation will be made available within walking distance from the workshop venue, on Georgia Tech campus, for which purpose a block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate in Holiday Inn Express at North Avenue in Atlanta, right on the border of Georgia Tech campus. There will be at least one social event during the workshop.
There will be a small number of NSF-sponsored travel grants available for qualified participants exclusively from the US colleges and universities. For additional information and application, please contact immediately:
Prof. Miroslav Begovic
phone: (404) 894-4834
Declaration of interest
- September 30, 2000
The organization of
the Workshop is proceeding under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation,
and with support of the National Renewable Energy laboratories (NREL),
Sandia National Laboratories, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Workshop, go the our Registration
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For additional information
about the Workshop, please contact:
phone: (404) 894-4834